Best pick on 2018 for new PC

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Itare, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Itare

    Itare n00bie

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    Hello! Guys, I want to buy a new PC. My budget is not large 800 -900 $ (for the whole new PC).
    But I'm tired of playing games on the minimum (I even planted my eyesight because of poor quality). We need a new graphics card, which is inexpensive but will be able to launch the Witcher 3 in the middle without fading the fps. I was told that the best choice of a video card with TI code is correct? I will be happy for any information, thanks!
     
  2. MrC4

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    Hi Itare and welcome to [H].

    Please let us know the specs of the rest of your PC so we can see what is remaining from your budget for your GPU. In the high $200 range, the Nvidia 1060 6GB or AMD 580 are decent choices and should be able to handle Witcher 3 at mid settings at 1080p.
     
  3. Itare

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    thank you!

    As I say, my PC is still in a planning stage. That is, I plan to collect it from scratch. It seems to me that the processors are now much cheaper (if we take the average cost) than the graphics cards because the collection decided to start with this. I thought I would buy from the Ryzen 5 series (I will listen to advice on this issue as well). About RAM, I created the topic, I do not know yet for the motherboard ... In general, I probably should create a theme one common where the guys will help me assemble a PC since I'll have to write something in almost every topic of your forum ... Please tell me in which section is the best thing to do? And here simply answer is it true that TI are considered the most gaming video cards for PCs?
     
  4. Decibel

    Decibel 2[H]4U

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    There is a 'General Hardware' forum that would be a good place to start a thread so we can keep the whole discussion about your build in one place.

    Getting everything for $900 is doable but will take some back and forth . The little things on the back end add up, keyboards, mice, operating systems, monitors, etc...
     
  5. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You'll be able to run Witcher 3 with a 580 8gb at max detail settings without hairworks at 1080p no problem. Make sure you purchase a freesync monitor if you decide on the 580.
     
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  6. Raendor

    Raendor Gawd

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    Lolwut! Mid settings? You can run it at max at 1080p with 1060.
     
  7. Itare

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    Thanks 4 replies guys! Maybe I will be back here )
     
  8. Itare

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    Do you mean 1060 GeForce ?
     
  9. Overblod

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    Yeah Geforce 1060, maybe the 6GB edition would be nice.

    For CPU you can go with i3-8350k...
     
  10. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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  12. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Budget priorities.
    Video card. If you are gaming this is where you want to spend the most. EVERYTHING ELSE IS SECONDARY
    CPU
    RAM
    SSD
    MB
    PSU
    HDD
    CASE
     
  13. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    PARTSPICKER a good free website to figure out what parts you need.
     
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  14. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Here is my recommendation today:


    This deal gets you CPU water cooler, motherboard, and 650 watt power supply for $220.

    https://slickdeals.net/f/11773175-evga-motherboard-cpu-cooler-power-supply-bundles-z370-micro-650-gp-clc-240-for-219-97-z370-class-650-gp-clc-240-for-279-97-more-fs

    https://www.evga.com/products/featured-bundles.aspx


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    The two $220 options can be laid out as follows:


    1. If you want a micro sized motherboard (for a smaller case setup get the Z370 Micro - $61
    You could match the micro with this case (or pick out your own micro atx cases)

    https://slickdeals.net/f/11770531-fractal-design-define-mini-c-matx-tempered-glass-computer-case-61-10-free-shipping

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    1. If you want a full size motherboard get the Z370FTW
    Consider this case in sticking with the EVGA brand. (or any case you prefer – brand matching isn’t necessary with PC hardware) - $42

    https://slickdeals.net/f/11746791-evga-dg-75-matte-black-mid-tower-tempered-glass-51-99-41-99-with-rebate?src=rcm_category

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    Then buy that I5-8600K for $230 from Microcenter IMO which is a six core I5 and a beasty processor.

    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=Coffee+Lake

    or from new egg for $245

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117825&cm_re=i5_8600k-_-19-117-825-_-Product




    All you’d then need is 8GB PC2400 RAM ($80), 250GB SSD HardDrive ($45) and 1060 6GB video card ($230)

    https://slickdeals.net/f/11740035-evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-for-230-after-20-rebate-micro-center?v=1&src=SiteSearch



    That’s a heck of a 1080p gaming machine for the price of $862.


    CPU - i5-8600k - $230 - Microcenter

    Motherboard - Z370FTW - $220 -EVGA bundle
    PSU - EVGA 650 watt
    CPU Cooler - EVGA 240MM AIO

    Case - EVGA DG75 - $42 - Microcenter

    RAM - 8GB DDR4 2400 (2x4GB) - $80 - newegg

    HD - 250GB SSD - $45 - Microcenter

    Video Card - 1060 6GB - $230 - Microcenter

    OS - Windows 10 - $15 - sdcdkey

    Total - $862
     
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  15. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    Hey OP...

    Do you live anywhere near a Microcenter?

    Are you set on "NEW" ? Because you could find some great deals on "lightly used" CPU and motherboards right here on Hardforum.

    Or are you looking to buy a complete system (Dell/HP etc) and not build?
     
  16. _l_

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    good build (EVGA Z370) but I'd recommend what I am running regarding CPU ... i5-8400. Turbo's to 4GHz and no need to OC and make it overheated due to thermal toothpaste having been used AND ... it's $50 less and IMHO it will be easier to resell because you can't overclock it.

    Question is, is the 2-3 fps increase with an OC'ed i5-8600k over a non-OC'ed 8400 worth $50 to you
     
  17. VulnoX

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    I want to say that you should consider used, as someone mentioned above, even if just for the graphics card. I bought a 970GTX off this forum for $150, and it runs everything I have thrown at it at 60FPS with typically high settings. Witcher 3, Destiny 2, etc. No issues. I have a 4K display, but typically just run games at 1080 or 1440 for now, and have stable frames and great quality. I have all otherwise new components, but with the crazy graphics card prices, going used has been a great middle road for now.
     
  18. Greg Watson

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    I agree with this post. I bought a similar package that came with 16gb ram. A pre-built can get you to a great starting point. Then just upgrade as you see necessary. With this desktop, I would purchase m.2 ssd and a power supply among the first upgrades.
     
  19. IdentityCrisis

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    on a budget those midrange HP and dell builds are tough to beat. It depends on if you're willing to build your own or want something to run out of the box.
     
  20. Sherloc09

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    Quick build list, caveats are there are mail-in-rebates, not including peripherals, nor software, along with the possibility of needing to flash new bios to the mobo, but that's not certain since some of the reviews say it works out of the box with 2400g.

    ~$804 --2400g, B350, RX 580, 240 SSD, 550 watt 80+ Platinum.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6kwDnH
     
  21. primetime

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    spend a little extra on at least a ryzen 5 ( 6 core) imo as the apu wouldn't be needed if you have a video card
     
  22. Sherloc09

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    Don't most games lack support for multi-threading and make use of only ~two of the cores? Opted for the 2400g in the build for ghz and price. Also, if down the road OP wants to upgrade, he may be able to flash new bios to the board.
     
  23. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    No not true at all...but you buy what you like
     
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    look EVERY game is different....I recently made a play thru of Quantum leap and in certain parts had 80% cpu usage...And i have a 16 thread monster lol.....Yes in many cases i just have plenty of overhead (which is good) since just running a browser can use a crap load of threads. My backup up laptop does have almost the same cpu (ryzen 7 2700u) you mentioned with built in vega apu...and for that it does work great! I cant imagine people wasting money on cpus with less than 8 logical cores lol
     
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  26. crazycrave

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    If your go socket AM4 then there is always deals to be had as I could not afford the Ryzen 1600 a year ago but at EOL price of $149 I now have my cpu as 30 min switch from 1400 which is a fine cpu but my old X5660 was the part replaced, so

    I would buy the AMD create with the 1600/580/Mobo for starts if me but I had a free vise card so the 2200g was free just to show you what it can do with 8Gb of ram fine tuned ,

     
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  27. euskalzabe

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    A Ryzen 5 would be a good idea if you're not after absolute max performance, but great value in price/performance - specifically the 2600 that's 6 core/12 thread. As for the GPU, at this point I'd wait another month, as the 2060 is expected to be announced in a few weeks and it may be worth buying. At least, waiting for it will mean that 1060s will get cheaper, so waiting a month or so is in your best interest! Finally, memory: if you just want to game, and won't game at more than 1440p resolution, get 8gigs, period. You could have more, but you don't need more. I game with 8gb at 2400mhz perfectly fine. I want more, but with the current inflated prices, it's not worth your money - get just what you need to get by. That's my 2 cents!